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Oct 16, 2014

South Korea extends travel ban on Sankei reporter

The South Korean travel ban on Sankei Shimbun reporter Tatsuya Kato has been extended by three months as he awaits trial for his alleged defamation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, the newspaper said. A lawyer for Kato, 48, former head of the daily’s ...

Oct 14, 2014

Ex-systems engineer arrested over doctors' data leak

Police on Tuesday arrested a former employee of a Tokyo medical recruitment agency on suspicion of illegally copying the personal data of around 17,000 doctors and nurses. Kengo Mikami, 36, is suspected of copying the confidential information on or around May 30, 2012, while ...

Sankei reporter to hold firm in Park defamation suit

Oct 11, 2014

Sankei reporter to hold firm in Park defamation suit

The Sankei Shimbun’s former Seoul bureau chief said he will stick to his guns during the trial over his alleged defamation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye. “I fully explained to prosecutors about my story’s points as well as the reporting method, but they ...